Paul's Pasta Shop
223 Thames St, Groton, CT 06340
|Tue - Sun:|
Parking: Street, Lot, Private
Bike Parking: Yes
Wheelchair Accessible: No
Takes Reservations: No
Outdoor Seating: Yes
Specialties: Parties, Fiestas
Price Range : Average
I've actually become so accustomed to boxed pasta that fresh pasta does feel 'right in the bite' to me; but I can't argue with Paul's commendable practice and excellent result. Packed in tight, but hell, it helps with the old-world feel, and what are we really afraid of anyway? Are we afraid of each other? Ourselves? I am ready to look that martha's vineyard yuppie or that 45-year old remarried man who bought a Harley to try and recapture some of that fading flame RIGHT IN THE EYE and RELATE TO THEM AS A FELLOW HUMAN.
You can also buy the sauces alone and take them home to make with your own bought or made pasta, which is a nice option money/time-wise.
Warning: It's poorly heated in winter and probably fairly hot in the summer. Dress in layers.
Overall, Pauls is great. Don't forget to try the pasta when you're there.
The restaurant is right along the river and provides a nice view while eating. The staff was very friendly and my first time there I ordered to go and they had it ready in 20 minutes, which I thought was great. The food in my opinion was only average. The noodles were exceptional, however, I felt the sauces of our pastas were very generic. With that said, I still recommend this restaurant and will eat there again but don't expect exceptional food.
Best local pasta shop by far. Family restaurant with their pasta, sauces, and desserts all made on site. Great for kids with views of the Thames River. Deck seating is lovely when it's not too cold. I highly recommend the lobster ravioli with pink sauce. You'll want to lick the bowl!